Cultural Centre

University is not only a big community, uniting the brightest members of our society, but also a cultural centre, a place for the appearance of interesting ideas and initiatives, creation of groups and events, which transcend the boundaries of the University and enrich cultural life of our city and country.

Centre of Cultural Activities at Kaunas University of Technology is the organizer or all biggest University's events, which give meaning to the cyclical nature of academic life and reveal its meaning to the society, such as celebration of the beginning of the school year or festival of diploma awards.

Also, Centre of Culture is home to 7 University's art societies. University's students and employees are invited to spend a meaningful leisure time, improve their skills in dancing, singing, photography at KTU art societies. Events of the societies, which are led by the professionals, recognized in Lithuania and abroad, make a significant contribution to our country's cultural life.

 
 
 
 

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Art societies

 

KTU Cultural Centre


There are 7 art societies at Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). University's students and employees are invited to spend a meaningful leisure time and improve their skills in dancing, singing, photography, etc. Events of the societies, which leaders are nationally recognized professionals, make a significant contribution to our country's cultural life.

Every generation of the members of KTU art societies nurture University's traditions by their activities; they convey its cultural values not only to the academic community, but also to the general public in Lithuania and abroad.

KTU Cultural Centre
Manager of Group of Art Societies – Jūratė Lukošiūtė
Laisvės al. 13–111
tel. 8 (37) 300 082
email jurate.lukosiute@ktu.lt

Academic choir "Jaunystė"


"A lot depends on the leader's diligence, talent, opportunities and ambitions. It sets the positive mood of the group. Danguolė Beinarytė, the Leader of KTU academic choir "Jaunystė", is one of the best choir leaders in Lithuania, who has great organizational skills."
Manager of Lithuanian Folk Culture Centre, Saulius Liausa
SHORT INTRODUCTION

Established in 1926
Acknowledged as the best Lithuanian adult choir in 2014
Prize at TV project "Eurovision of Choirs. Lithuanian voices“
Organizer and winner of the festivals "Juventus"
79 members

ACTIVITIES

Participation in choir festivals in Lithuania and abroad
About 30 performances per year
Tour in Europe

CHOIR IN NOT JUST SINGING, IT IS ALSO...

Training for overcoming of stage fright
Development of self confidence
Skills of communication and team work
Active leisure time

Choir Leader and Conductor – Danguolė Beinarytė, choirmaster Eglė Gerasimovaitė
Laisvės al. 13-503
tel. 8 (37) 300 082

Folk art ensemble "Nemunas"


"Being a part of such society gives a taste to your life. If you stay after the first weeks or months of rehearsals and concerts, you already are a person, who can be an example for others."

Politician Donatas Jankauskas

SHORT INTRODUCTION

  • Established in 1949
  • Awarded the first (highest) category of amateur art societies
  • Includes dance group, choir members, orchestra, music band
  • It is KTU art society, which travels most often
  • 137 members

ACTIVITIES

  • Permanent participant of Lithuanian Song Festivals
  • About 40 performances per year
  • Tours (visited many countries, including USA, Mexico, Canada, Pakistan, Venezuela)

NOT ONLY DANCES AND SONGS, BUT ALSO...

  • Deep knowledge of Lithuanian heritage
  • Active communication between musicians of various generations
  • Friendship for life
  • Organizational work, development of responsibility
  • Meaningful festivals
  • No stage fright

Art Director – Margarita Tomkevičiūtė, Choir Leader – Roma Paulauskienė, Heads of Orchestra – Raimundas Kukanauskas and Asta Bogdanienė, Head of Music Band – Romualdas Sadzevičius, Choreographer – Vilma Urbonaitė, Choirmaster – Gediminas Micka.
Laisvės al. 13–111
tel. 8 (37) 300 082

Dance studio "MoDance"


"The basis for communication at our studio is team work, which gives great results."
Dancer of the studio, Eglė

SHORT INTRODUCTION

  • Established in 2005
  • Permanent participants of dance competitions
  • 27 members

ACTIVITIES

  • Performances of modern dance
  • Participation in the festivals "Gaudeamus", RAFES, song festivals
  • Participation in TV projects
  • About 30 performances per year

NOT ONLY DANCES, BUT ALSO...

  • Implementation of creative ideas in creation of new dances
  • Training of stage skills
  • Active training, including acrobatic stunts

Art Director – Rūta Gasiūnaitė
Laisvės al. 13–601
tel. 8 (37) 300 082

Brass Band "The BrassBees"


"You blows who you is."
Louis Armstrong

SHORT INTRODUCTION

  • Established in 2016 at the students' initiative.
  • The first performance in 2016 KTU Graduation Ceremony.
  • The band creates its programme
  • Mood, rhythm, energy – the style of this band. Let's blow and create together
  • Drummers and bassists are invited to maintain the rhythm of the wind instruments and particularly expand the possibilities of the programme's performance

Art Directors – Raimundas Arnašius
Laisvės al. 13-507
tel. 8 (37) 300 082

KTU theatre studio "44"


"We need art, because a person needs more than just eating, working and sleeping."
Ridas Žirgulis, Actor of Kaunas National Drama Theatre, Head of KTU Theatre

SHORT INTRODUCTION

  • Established in 1948
  • The oldest academic theatre studio in Lithuania, established by famous theatre and TV actor, director Petras Likša
  • Member of International University Theatre Association
  • Winner of international theatre forums
  • Participants of the unique theatre project “Theatre of survival” ("Išgyvenimų teatras")
  • 28 actors

ACTIVITIES

  • One or two premieres each year
  • Original interpretations of classical frameworks of music, literature and theatre
  • More than 20 performances per year is presented to the audience

NOT ONLY THE SKILLS OF THE ART OF ACTING, BUT ALSO...

  • Training for overcoming of stage fright
  • Development of self confidence
  • Training of body language, facial expressions and self-control
  • Development of oratory skills
  • Experience in organization of events
  • Personal growth
  • Informal meetings with famous actors and directors

Head of Theatre Studio – Loreta Vaskova
Laisvės al. 13-011
tel.: 8 (37) 300 082

KTU-FOTO studio


"If people spent more time performing meaningful activities, for example, going to the theatre, visiting exhibitions, concerts and educating themselves, there would not be so many painful issues in our society. I love photography and believe in its future. At KTU Photo Studio I am surrounded by different people, with different understanding and needs. My objective – to observe them and try to help, if needed – to point them in right direction."
Photo artist and Head of KTU Photo Studio, Donatas Stankevičius

SHORT INTRODUCTION

  • Established in 1976
  • Members: young photo enthusiasts and professional photographers
  • Provided knowledge of analogue, digital and other kind of photography
  • 33 members

ACTIVITIES

  • Creative workshop: sharing of experience, knowledge, discussions of up-to-date trends in photography and technologies
  • Participation in workshops and en plain air for photo artists, students and city events
  • Participation in various interdisciplinary projects, experience of different art
  • Exhibitions in various events, photo festivals
  • More than 20 events and/or exhibitions per year

NOT ONLY THE SKILLS OF THE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY, BUT ALSO...

  • Development of creativity
  • Personal growth, looking for ideas, which provoke society to liberate from daily routine
  • Meetings with famous photo artists
  • Knowing and development of your strengths
  • Participation in the University's cultural life

Head of Studio Donatas Stankevičius
Laisvės al. 13-403, Kaunas
tel. 8 (37) 300 082

Music group "AITOR"


"A group, which has perfect conditions for rehearsals and realization of ideas, which is managed by a professional musician Julius Vilnonis."
Rapper Medonas

SHORT INTRODUCTION

  • Established in 2013
  • Founder – composer and carillon player Julius Vilnonis
  • Inviting students, who play various instruments, sing and create music
  • Open to various streams of music
  • 4 members

ACTIVITIES

  • Playing  of the songs by other performers and creation of original compositions
  • Participation in the University's and city's events
  • About 10 concerts per year

NOT ONLY MUSIC, BUT ALSO...

  • Fun rehearsals
  • Possibility to sing solo
  • Development of team working skills
  • Development of creativity in creation of improvisations
  • Possibility to be involved in creation of group and its repertoire
  • Development of musical skills

Art Director – Julius Vilnonis
Laisvės al. 13–506
tel. 8 (37) 300 082

 

 
 
 
 

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